Software Engineer at Gem
About the role
Gem is building the platform for modern recruiting. Our software empowers recruiters to source and engage with candidates at scale, and gives talent leaders data and insights to operate their teams more efficiently. Our customers are savvy recruiting teams from industry-leading companies — like Twilio, Robinhood, Peloton, and Gusto — who understand that getting the best talent in the market is key to maintaining their competitive advantage.
With $148M in funding led by ICONIQ, Greylock, and Accel at a $1.2B valuation, Gem has become one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies at its scale. In the last year, we tripled ARR, made the Breakout List of best startups to join, and were recognized as a great place for career growth and diversity by Comparably. We also were listed as one of the top companies in 2021 in the Y Combinator portfolio.
The Team & Role
Our engineering team is focused on our customers and prioritizes velocity. We would rather iterate on a new feature in collaboration with a trusted customer than develop functionality in isolation from end users. Although changing priorities can be thrashy, we attribute our current success to our responsiveness to the needs of our customers.
Our technology stack is configured with velocity in mind. GraphQL, AWS, and Python are just a few of the technologies we use to enable velocity. Reliability and consistency are also very important to us. We sync millions of emails, resumes, and applications and rely on that information to inform our customers (has anyone on the team reached out to this person?) and services (should we send a follow-up email?).
Read more about our company values: https://blog.gem.com/what-its-like-to-work-at-gem
- Build features that make recruiting teams feel super-powered
- Collaborate with teammates to identify solutions with the right trade-offs
- Participate in code and design reviews
- Work closely with sales to understand customer pain points and opportunities for features and improvements
- Build infrastructure to handle metadata for millions of candidates
- BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
- 3+ years software development experience
Why you should join Gem
Gem is building the platform for modern recruiting. Our software empowers recruiters to source and engage with candidates at scale, and gives talent leaders analytics and end-to-end visibility into the recruiting funnel. Our customers are savvy recruiting teams from industry-leading companies — like Slack, Pinterest, and Peloton — who understand that getting the best talent in the market is key to maintaining their competitive advantage.
Backed by Accel, Greylock and Y Combinator, Gem has gotten enormous traction since we began going to market in 2018.